Typical project management theory suggests that project managers make conflicts appear as early as possible at the start of projects.
It might be counter-intuitive to seek problems and conflict but, a little pain early on certainly beats a lot of pain when you’re neck-deep in a project.
Benefits of making conflicts appear early on can be:
- Fixing issues before they blow up
- Planning a little better
- Anticipating concerns by understanding people’s priorities
- Knowing what to keep an eye out for
- Not committing too much if things are bound to implode
Good project management advice but, also good partnership, relationship, life and team building advice…